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PK NOTE: Pick up a copy of K.M. Breakey’s new book Fearless Men, But Few. It’s the story of The Great Replacement in Ireland and those few true Irishman who fight back. A must-read!

We learned from Axios that 96% of all counties across the USA saw a decline in their share of the white population since 2010.

The Great Replacement is very real. Imagine what we’ll see by 2025… demography is destiny.

Well, now it turns out The Wall Street Journal admits by the 2020 US Presidential election, the true scope of The Great Replacement might be in focus. [Demographic Shift Poised to Test Trump’s 2020 Strategy: Base of white, working-class voters projected to decline and be replaced by Democratic-leaning groups, Wall Street Journal, January 3, 2020]:

“President Trump’s 2020 election strategy relies largely on the white, working-class base that he excited in 2016. But he faces a demographic challenge: The electorate has changed since he was last on the ballot in ways likely to benefit Democrats,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

“Working-class, white voters are projected to decline by 2.3 percentage points nationally as a share of eligible voters, compared with the last election, because they are older and therefore dying at a faster rate than are Democratic groups. As those voters pass on, they are most likely to be replaced by those from minority groups or young, white voters with college degrees—groups that lean Democratic.”

“That means Mr. Trump will have to coax more votes from a shrinking base—or else find more votes in other parts of the electorate.”

The unparalleled-in-human-history racial change in America is happening so fast, right before our eyes, we sometimes fail to realize just how consequential The Great Replacement truly is and what it represents. And in just about nine months, we could see the supplanting of the Historic America Nation for good. The Wall Street Journal has spoken, a subtle warning to investors of what’s coming (and the non-white Democrat Party looking to raid 401(k)s and white people’s retirement funds to pay for their programs/initiatives).

 
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  1. After decades of advocating for replacement level immigration, the WSJ is finally recognizing its effect on the Republican Party.

    Wow! How stupid is that?

    Not as stupid as the Republican Party, which is still in love with open borders — all because it wants cheap labor and bigger profits for Big Business.

    That gravy train is about to end.

    Democrats are going to tax those corporate profits out of existence. They’ll have to in order to support migrants who will sucking up various kinds of welfare.

    Good job, America! Democrat, Republican — doesn’t matter what party you’ve voted for. You’ve screwed yourselves and your children.

    Congratulations! Idiots!

    • Replies: @SMK
    @Eric135

    Yes, how ironic that this article should appear in the ("there shall be open borders") WSJ -which, for decades, amongst Repubicans, "cucks," neocons, libertarians, has been the regnant juornalistic and intellectual advocate and cheerleader for massive legal and illegal immigration and "the great replacement" of whites. And many if not most of those above hate Trump and want him to lose even if it means the suicide of the Republican party.

    , @David In TN
    @Eric135

    Around 1994, Bill Kristol and others were telling Republicans "Hispanic immigrants are natural conservatives." Circa 2003, Kristol said the GOP has to move left because of the increased Hispanic vote,.

  2. Just look at Pennsylvania , in 2017 123,000 Whites died and 13,000 non-whites died. 4

    Over the last 3 years 370,000 White Pennsylvanians passed away , and about 40,000 non-whites died.

    White births in PA averaged 112,000 per year from 1995-2005. The white population in PA has been shrinking by 12,000 each year over the last decade , as the non-White population has been growing by 42,000 per year.

    Trump won the state of Pennsylvania by 40,000 votes , as 57% of whites voted for Trump.

    Pennsylvania may not have enough white voters in 2020 to re-elect Trump. Can Trump win the election without Pennsylvania ? He will need to obtain 60% of the white votes , so it is still possible.

    • Replies: @Glock45
    @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    I can imagine the situation on the ground in Florida, another key electoral college state Trump must win, is even more dire.

    Probably 100,000s of old white men who voted for Trump in November 2016...who are now six feet under. Doubt their "replacements" will be voting Trump later this year.

    Replies: @Sick of Orcs

  3. The first thing that comes to mind is that we should have had more kids. But, in my case, I that would probably have been a worse mistake: my only child, a 48 year old professional, despite my best efforts, is a totally brainwashed rabid dem liberal. (sigh)

  4. At some point ( could be this summer) the Democrat Party is going to have to break up. There is just no way Muslims, Black Baptists and LGBTQ ideologies can co exist. There aren’t enough ‘goodies’ or patronage positions to hand out anymore. The GOP only has the cleavage point between the McCain/Romney wing and its base and there aren’t that many neocons outside the Beltway and even fewer sleazeball private equity asset strippers.

    Let the Democrats carry California by 3 to 1.Doen’t improve their electoral college count. The problem in 2020 maybe in Florida. Trump only carried the state by 100,000 votes in 2016. Since then Hurricane Maria sent that many and then some Puerto Ricans scurrying off their island to Orlando. They won’t be going back. Even worse, the voters passed and initiative allowing convicted felons to vote. There are close to a million of those in the state. The legislature stymied that bit of insanity by requiring a felon to pay off his/her fines, restitution judgements and court costs before they can register but guess what, the Democrats have set up an organization to do just that. They won’t pay just anyone’s fines either but select promising negro voters who don’t owe too much and can be expected to repay the party. Since paying off the fines also allows these criminals to get a drivers license they will be grateful and will do as they are told.

    • Replies: @USA 1943
    @unit472

    Also Judges wave fines, court cost's etc. if the criminal is unlikely to be able to pay it.

  5. 1965 Immigration Act, we needed that like we needed a hole in the head.

    • Replies: @Loren
    @Female in FL

    javits
    celler
    hart

    with teddy and lyndon as front men.

    , @TommyD
    @Female in FL

    They'll look back in history and point to the 1965 Immigration Act as the beginning of the end for the white population and America. Whites were around 90% of the population back then. Now we're hovering around 60%.

    Can we reverse it if we get our birth rates up? Is it even possible? Whites are being brainwashed into not having kids while it's a god damn lifestyle and way of life for minorities.

    Replies: @anonymous, @SMK

    , @MarkinLA
    @Female in FL

    Ronad Reagan was the real destroyer of America. Without his amnesty and refugees from Central America, the 1965 Act means very little. Because of him, massive amounts of chain migration that was allowed in 1965 now had roots.

    Hopefully, some day, people will realize what a POS he really was.

    Replies: @Augustus, @Reg Cæsar

  6. Ugh, did you have to pick such a grotesque graphic? I see that first thing in the morning and it’s like I woke up on the set of the movie Idiocracy. `

    • Replies: @bruce county
    @Observator

    You hate white people...??

  7. We gave the Orange Buffoon the WH and Congress was R-majority for two years during which time they didn’t do a goddamned thing. You could hear retardicans sighing with relief when they lost the House, so they could go back to playing the Uniparty role of hapless losers who in reality are paid to throw the fight.

    Trump gave up investigating voter fraud before he even started, failed us on the wall, failed to curtail immigration, won’t fight social media tyranny or activist judges and straight-up betrayed us on stopping the flood of H-1B pajeets and protecting gun rights.

    If he loses in November, it’s his fault.

    Unz and Kersey readers already know our “representative democracy” has reached the end of its usefulness, or rather cannot function as intended in a multicraptural cesspool.

    We were never going to vote our way out of this. Use this time, be it one more year or five, to purchase arms and prepare for the next chapter.

    • Replies: @Female in FL
    @Sick of Orcs

    I agree with you a lot, but regarding Trump and the first two years. That Ryan bastard did everything he could to thwart reforms that are needed. What would you expect from an oil driller?
    How could you not love the guy when he calls out Pelosi and her dentures?

    Replies: @Sick of Orcs

    , @neutral
    @Sick of Orcs


    We gave the Orange Buffoon the WH and Congress was R-majority for two years during which time they didn’t do a goddamned thing
     
    It was already too late then, even if they built the wall etc. The youth demographic was already majority non white then and past the point of no return. My guess the last chance to save whites was in the 1980s, but then that conservative hero Reagan supported an amnesty.

    Replies: @Sick of Orcs, @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco, @Joseph Doaks

  8. The unparalleled-in-human-history racial change in America is happening so fast, right before our eyes, we sometimes fail to realize just how consequential The Great Replacement truly is and what it represents.

    Most White Americans are inane fools. Most White Americans would rather watch America’s Got Talent, or Dancing With The Stars, ect. than be informed about important issues.

    • Agree: Eric135
    • Replies: @Dweezil the Weasel
    @Realist

    True that. Most whites are clueless morons. I have dealt with them for years as a Peace Officer and again as a substitute teacher. Sadly, there are quite a few of them in my own family circle which I am still trying to shake awake. But, as far as the Mango Emporer is concerned, do not count him out just yet. There are plenty of US citizens of color, especially in the Black Community who get it. When I worked In SoCal, they recognized the threat posed by the unchecked numbers of illegals swarming across the border. Whole neighborhoods in the city of Compton, which was almost 90% black, were taken over by the Hispanics.
    Regardless of how you feel about the POTUS, the Dead Elephant Party, or politics in general, there is no way any of us are voting our way out of this mess. For a quick read, go to the JOHN GALT SHENDANDOAH website and see if you can find his blogvel: THE DAY THE DOLLAR DIED. We are almost at an economic tipping point. Ignore it at your own peril. Get prepared and stay vigilant.

    Replies: @ShermanFan

  9. Once the 1965 Immigration Act makes America majority minority, we will be a dictatorship of the proletariat. AOC will be the future of US politics. These “diverse” politicians will use the power of the federal government to impose LA’s skid row on the rest of us.

  10. @Sick of Orcs
    We gave the Orange Buffoon the WH and Congress was R-majority for two years during which time they didn't do a goddamned thing. You could hear retardicans sighing with relief when they lost the House, so they could go back to playing the Uniparty role of hapless losers who in reality are paid to throw the fight.

    Trump gave up investigating voter fraud before he even started, failed us on the wall, failed to curtail immigration, won't fight social media tyranny or activist judges and straight-up betrayed us on stopping the flood of H-1B pajeets and protecting gun rights.

    If he loses in November, it's his fault.

    Unz and Kersey readers already know our "representative democracy" has reached the end of its usefulness, or rather cannot function as intended in a multicraptural cesspool.

    We were never going to vote our way out of this. Use this time, be it one more year or five, to purchase arms and prepare for the next chapter.

    Replies: @Female in FL, @neutral

    I agree with you a lot, but regarding Trump and the first two years. That Ryan bastard did everything he could to thwart reforms that are needed. What would you expect from an oil driller?
    How could you not love the guy when he calls out Pelosi and her dentures?

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
    @Female in FL

    I always loved Trump the Entertainer.

    Campaign Trump easily beat a path to the White House but then was apparently murdered and replaced with the spineless clone we have now.

    Occasionally the ghost of Campaign Trump will possess Current Trump and we get a snarky tweet, or action he should be taking that stops with the tweet.

  11. @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    Just look at Pennsylvania , in 2017 123,000 Whites died and 13,000 non-whites died. 4

    Over the last 3 years 370,000 White Pennsylvanians passed away , and about 40,000 non-whites died.

    White births in PA averaged 112,000 per year from 1995-2005. The white population in PA has been shrinking by 12,000 each year over the last decade , as the non-White population has been growing by 42,000 per year.

    Trump won the state of Pennsylvania by 40,000 votes , as 57% of whites voted for Trump.

    Pennsylvania may not have enough white voters in 2020 to re-elect Trump. Can Trump win the election without Pennsylvania ? He will need to obtain 60% of the white votes , so it is still possible.

    Replies: @Glock45

    I can imagine the situation on the ground in Florida, another key electoral college state Trump must win, is even more dire.

    Probably 100,000s of old white men who voted for Trump in November 2016…who are now six feet under. Doubt their “replacements” will be voting Trump later this year.

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
    @Glock45

    Trump barely won Florida in 2016. Since then there's been a massive influx of yoots from the corrupt, failed state of puerto rico and who knows how many shitbirds who fled blue states but plan to keep voting blue.

    The other problem is when White democrats die, they vote four times more often.

    It's Trump's fault if he loses, for failing to right the ship.

  12. wise words.

  13. @Female in FL
    @Sick of Orcs

    I agree with you a lot, but regarding Trump and the first two years. That Ryan bastard did everything he could to thwart reforms that are needed. What would you expect from an oil driller?
    How could you not love the guy when he calls out Pelosi and her dentures?

    Replies: @Sick of Orcs

    I always loved Trump the Entertainer.

    Campaign Trump easily beat a path to the White House but then was apparently murdered and replaced with the spineless clone we have now.

    Occasionally the ghost of Campaign Trump will possess Current Trump and we get a snarky tweet, or action he should be taking that stops with the tweet.

  14. @Glock45
    @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    I can imagine the situation on the ground in Florida, another key electoral college state Trump must win, is even more dire.

    Probably 100,000s of old white men who voted for Trump in November 2016...who are now six feet under. Doubt their "replacements" will be voting Trump later this year.

    Replies: @Sick of Orcs

    Trump barely won Florida in 2016. Since then there’s been a massive influx of yoots from the corrupt, failed state of puerto rico and who knows how many shitbirds who fled blue states but plan to keep voting blue.

    The other problem is when White democrats die, they vote four times more often.

    It’s Trump’s fault if he loses, for failing to right the ship.

    • Agree: Glock45
  15. @Observator
    Ugh, did you have to pick such a grotesque graphic? I see that first thing in the morning and it's like I woke up on the set of the movie Idiocracy. `

    Replies: @bruce county

    You hate white people…??

  16. @Realist

    The unparalleled-in-human-history racial change in America is happening so fast, right before our eyes, we sometimes fail to realize just how consequential The Great Replacement truly is and what it represents.
     
    Most White Americans are inane fools. Most White Americans would rather watch America's Got Talent, or Dancing With The Stars, ect. than be informed about important issues.

    Replies: @Dweezil the Weasel

    True that. Most whites are clueless morons. I have dealt with them for years as a Peace Officer and again as a substitute teacher. Sadly, there are quite a few of them in my own family circle which I am still trying to shake awake. But, as far as the Mango Emporer is concerned, do not count him out just yet. There are plenty of US citizens of color, especially in the Black Community who get it. When I worked In SoCal, they recognized the threat posed by the unchecked numbers of illegals swarming across the border. Whole neighborhoods in the city of Compton, which was almost 90% black, were taken over by the Hispanics.
    Regardless of how you feel about the POTUS, the Dead Elephant Party, or politics in general, there is no way any of us are voting our way out of this mess. For a quick read, go to the JOHN GALT SHENDANDOAH website and see if you can find his blogvel: THE DAY THE DOLLAR DIED. We are almost at an economic tipping point. Ignore it at your own peril. Get prepared and stay vigilant.

    • Replies: @ShermanFan
    @Dweezil the Weasel

    +1000 Dweezil

    The economic perfect storm is lurking and many are doing their level best to postpone it.

    Read that again: postpone, NOT avoid it.

    Praytell why, Sherm?
    Well, a National and global reset benefits the money changers who have positioned themselves as too big to fail, only to swoop in when you panic and buy.

    Nationalizing all tax deferred retirement accounts is going to happen, they just need enough Progressives and a big enough crisis. That puts our global position back on top. They guarantee (via taxes) a rate of return, no where near the 11% historical S&P long average, but when rates are 0-3, or even negative, 5-6% ain’t bad.
    Energy issues? Yes. It might be $150-200 a bbl on the world market, we can “price control” domestic production to $100, virtually all domestic sources are profitable (investment vehicles) and we undercut the world market, so people are happy.
    Electricity? Watch how fast we go back to coal and grow natural gas...
    Food, goods, USA made will be the growth industry.
    2 income families will be rare, home prices with crater, auto sales will evaporate, restaurants, hotels, travel all discretionary spending collapses.

    All of this to say: get YOUR house in order. Pay off debt, sell the McMansion, the Escalade, cancel the swim-tennis club, etc.

    Who survived the Great Depression 1? Those who weren’t in debt, had stores of money (gold, silver, coins, paper) food, supplies, could work a variety of jobs, and didn’t panic.

    Who will survive GD 2? The same folks.

  17. The single best investment one can make RIGHT NOW, while you still can, is firearms and copious amounts of ammunition and magazines.

    We WILL NOT be voting our way out of this.

    If you’re fine with your white offspring being sex slaves to the brown hordes, by all means, continue watching sportsball and Homowood movies.

    This will be on the FINAL EXAM.

    • Replies: @Glock45
    @Gunny

    The single best investment one can make RIGHT NOW, while you still can, is firearms and copious amounts of ammunition and magazines.

    Indeed...and one thing to add: TRAIN with them.

    I see too many people who go out, buy a firearm, then stick it in their nightstand or gun safe and think that's good enough.

    No.

    You HAVE to train to use it and use it well. And that also doesn't mean going down to the range and put some lead into some paper targets at 10 yards either. Invest some money to train with some top-notch guys like Dave Spaulding (https://www.handguncombatives.com/) or Pat McNamara (https://www.tmacsinc.com/) or someone similar who's closer to home.

    This cannot be emphasized enough.

  18. @Sick of Orcs
    We gave the Orange Buffoon the WH and Congress was R-majority for two years during which time they didn't do a goddamned thing. You could hear retardicans sighing with relief when they lost the House, so they could go back to playing the Uniparty role of hapless losers who in reality are paid to throw the fight.

    Trump gave up investigating voter fraud before he even started, failed us on the wall, failed to curtail immigration, won't fight social media tyranny or activist judges and straight-up betrayed us on stopping the flood of H-1B pajeets and protecting gun rights.

    If he loses in November, it's his fault.

    Unz and Kersey readers already know our "representative democracy" has reached the end of its usefulness, or rather cannot function as intended in a multicraptural cesspool.

    We were never going to vote our way out of this. Use this time, be it one more year or five, to purchase arms and prepare for the next chapter.

    Replies: @Female in FL, @neutral

    We gave the Orange Buffoon the WH and Congress was R-majority for two years during which time they didn’t do a goddamned thing

    It was already too late then, even if they built the wall etc. The youth demographic was already majority non white then and past the point of no return. My guess the last chance to save whites was in the 1980s, but then that conservative hero Reagan supported an amnesty.

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
    @neutral

    Reagan traded the dreadful 1986 amnesty--perhaps the 4th worse decision in the history of the USA behind #3, importing Africans, #2 the 1965 Hart-Celler immigration (treason) act and #1 giving women the vote--for "increased border security." Shocker: we never got it.

    Reagan also agreed to some higher taxes in exchange for spending cuts. Shocker: we never got the cuts. This was a demoshit-controlled congress.

    It's easier to forgive Reagan his errors now that the Uniparty is common knowledge and retardicans of the time were sabotaging him and us.


    It was already too late then, even if they built the wall etc. The youth demographic was already majority non white then and past the point of no return. My guess the last chance to save whites was in the 1980s, but then that conservative hero Reagan supported an amnesty.
     
    You are correct it's too late to fix immigration, but ONLY because in Current Year we as a nation don't have the will, drive, courage, esprit de corps to do what must be done.

    A country committed to freeing its citizens from 50 million freeloading criminal invaders would rapidly deport all of them, end birthright citizenship (which was never the law) and shoot anyone who crossed its borders. Make no mistake, it would be a civil war with illegals and shitlibs on one side and a brutal but legitimate government on the other.

    Unfortunately today the one side has illegal invaders, traitorous shitlibs and an evil globalist government.
    , @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    @neutral

    True , the demographics situation would not change much even if the wall was completed and he cut legal immigration by 90% and deported the million dreamers.

    In 2017 the majority of children under the age of 10 were non-white and whites have been a minority of public school students since 2016.

    Trump never had the support of the GOP and most Republicans in Congress favor increased immigration. So any immigration bill which will reduce legal immigration has no chance of getting to the Presidents desk even if Americans vote to restore the Republican majority in the House.

    , @Joseph Doaks
    @neutral

    I rather got the impression that Reagan reluctantly signed the amnesty because he was convinced he would get enhanced enforcement afterwards. Congress betrayed him.

    Replies: @MarkinLA

  19. @Gunny
    The single best investment one can make RIGHT NOW, while you still can, is firearms and copious amounts of ammunition and magazines.

    We WILL NOT be voting our way out of this.

    If you’re fine with your white offspring being sex slaves to the brown hordes, by all means, continue watching sportsball and Homowood movies.

    This will be on the FINAL EXAM.

    Replies: @Glock45

    The single best investment one can make RIGHT NOW, while you still can, is firearms and copious amounts of ammunition and magazines.

    Indeed…and one thing to add: TRAIN with them.

    I see too many people who go out, buy a firearm, then stick it in their nightstand or gun safe and think that’s good enough.

    No.

    You HAVE to train to use it and use it well. And that also doesn’t mean going down to the range and put some lead into some paper targets at 10 yards either. Invest some money to train with some top-notch guys like Dave Spaulding (https://www.handguncombatives.com/) or Pat McNamara (https://www.tmacsinc.com/) or someone similar who’s closer to home.

    This cannot be emphasized enough.

    • Agree: Dave453
  20. Blumpf’s desire to be President outweighed his desire to MAGA.

    A genuine MAGA = a boots on ground movement. Boots on ground = the destruction and replacement of the GOP.

    In 2016 there were 47 million unregistered whites of voting age living in FUSA – lower middle class, underclass, students, and elderly. Trump could have expanded his base by attracting and mobilizing a significant fraction of those millions. If only 10 million of them had been registered and brought to the polls, Trump would have won the popular vote despite massive cheating and fraud by Democrats in urban areas.

    Consider this: There are 3,141 counties in FUSA. In 2016 Trump won somewhere between 2,600 – 3,080 of those counties. If Trump was truly serious about his 2016 program and had asked for 50-60 volunteers from 3,000 previously pink or solid red counties, he could have raised an army of 150,000 political soldiers.

    What would these soldiers have done? For a start:

    1) 50,000 illuminated sign trailers.
    2) 1,000+ Harley cross country rides.
    3) 1,000+ boat regattas.
    4) 3,000 aircraft banner pulls.
    5) Carbon-arc searchlights at rallies/events.
    6) Door-to-door and nursing home canvassing with flyers and voter registration forms.

    Once again, the intent of this undertaking would have been to reach those 47 million unregistered whites of voting age in red fly-over country and in the rural counties of blue states.

    We contacted Blumpf’s campaign about this on numerous occasions, but didn’t receive the courtesy of a response. Hoping to gin up support, we tried posting this suggestion on numerous Blightwing websites. Everybody (and I do mean EVERYBODY) was convinced that Blumpf would Tweet his way to victory. During the campaign Blumpf met with the GOPe, perhaps to soothe ruffled feathers and to be given the conditions for his continued candidacy. No matter, what ever – at that point we recognized that the fix was in. It was no surprise to see his behavior change accordingly.

    “Win” or lose in 2020, it makes no difference. The Presidency is irrelevant except for preserving the illusion of civil legitimacy for the victor, his party, and “the process.” In 2025, at the latest, white conservative liberals in flyover country will be YUGELY rewarded for their 60+ years of indolence, stupidity, and cowardice – and they will richly deserve it.

  21. Oh yeah, speaking of firearms training, if anyone is in or near southern Ohio, be sure to check out Tactical Defense Institute.

    https://www.tdiohio.com/

    These guys are the real deal. The three day Handgun Level I-III course was, hands down, the BEST investment I’ve ever done. That course takes you from the very basics in firearms safety and handling, through engaging multiple targets while moving, and ends with you doing live-fire, room clearing drills (again, with LIVE ammo….no paintballs or simunitions) where you have to clear every room in a house and take out any threats. THAT was INTENSE but it brought all the previous days’ training together.

    Money VERY well spent.

  22. Have you considered that Black crime will push Hispanics and Asians into the Republican camp just as happened with the Irish and Italians?

    Trump should paint Democrats as the Black party, and paint Republicans as(softly) the Anti-Black party.

    Black people routinely make cities more violent than areas that are infested with jihadists as this humerous Washington Post article makes clear
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/28/trumps-comparison-chicago-afghanistan-is-odd-not-reason-you-might-assume/
    Chicago has a higher total homicide rate than the total homicide rate of Afghanistan.

    Given how a future Democrat presidency will let Black crime loose, it is an excellent time to reach out to Hispanics and Asians, even if you dont like them, to remind them that America can quickly go down the circle of hell, and to vote Republican as a self preservation technique.

  23. If you have not closed on a bugout location, do it by this summer. In addition, buy an EMT-proof 4-wheel drive to be able to get to the location, including enough gas in tanks, and make damn sure its always in tip-top condition if you use it regularly.

    Bugout location should have gun lockers (old-school, no electronic locks) or, if possible, a fortified armory room. You should be buying ammo as often as you can, and if you can afford it, a new weapon at least every other month. Note that you should have a core set of weapons depending on use, then purchase duplicate weapons to increase standardization and ease of maintenance, training, and operability. Include maintenance support items for at least a three-year period through sustained use for each weapon. Keep in mind that after SHTF day/week/month, every liberal is automatically designated for termination with extreme prejudice. Not all of them will require bullets as their response to any aggression will be relatively nil.

    2020: If Trump wins, and maintains the Senate: you have a 2-year reprieve from the Transformation. Maintain your weapons and ammunition buying rates, and concentrate on sustenance items such as medical, food/vitamin sources, and tactical gear. If you haven’t done so, get that EMT-compliant vehicle.

    However, if Trump wins but loses the Senate (including potential rollover non-support from Marked-as-Traitor Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski, among others), then consider the Transformation fully underway at the federal level, and the timeline becomes more solidified. There is no reprieve, though the Transformation will not accelerate as fast as it could under a Democrat axis regime controlling the presidency and both chambers of Congress.

    And if Trump loses in 2020 and the Senate flips, the transformation will initially steamroll, the rumble like a freight train trampling all American values and Constitutional protections. At that time, it’s bugout and full war on liberals. For at this point, they will not just be the opposition, but they will be the enemy combatants.

    Make NO mistake. They already consider YOU the enemy combatants. Right now. And if they could, they would kill you. Right now. This instant. Period.

    • Replies: @ShermanFan
    @Jonah Kyle

    I will add... move to a state that is solidly red and make friends.

    But, keep this in mind as well:

    If worst-case, Trump loses, House and Senate go Dem, they must rocket ship fire the economy into the toilet before Jan, and even if they do, there are volumes of statistical evidence that support when a Republican is defeated and Democrat elected, the market does not respond favorably in the interval between election and Oath of Office. A flip of both houses of Congress and the death of Buzzy G will signal the days or yore are gone.

    Conversely, in a best case, MAGA continues, we keep the senate and gain the house, they - the banksters - will destroy the economy before the 2022 midterms and then, game-over. If this happens, Buzzy G can’t hang 3.5-4 years, so Trump will get to replace her, but that victory is rather short lived as Thomas is getting up there.

    Trumps best impact has been through the judiciary and his appointments. We’re slowly undoing the Clinton and Obama damage, but it won’t mater long-term.

    Will we go full Venezuela? Probably not, but like Japan with nearly 2 decades of flaccid economic returns, like the EU overrun with criminal migrants, or some new normal Democratic-Socialism where the state determine who works, who lives, and who dies.

    Get out of debt. Period. If you have no debt, and they take your savings, you’re still better off than if you had debt.

    I say that, to say this, how are they (the Dems, banksters, Joos) going to prevent the woke from liquidating, even at a loss, retirement investments prior to nationalizing the accounts? Think the market is bad NOW?

    But, if they take POST TAX savings and investments, this goes hot quickly. They can only even consider tax deferred accounts, anything else is pure theft, and SCOTUS ain’t been kind about that-admittedly in the past.

    Again, best case we get a temporary reprieve.
    Worst-case, full libtard joobian socialism.
    Nightmare-case: forget GD2, CW2 and it is by neighborhood.

  24. @Female in FL
    1965 Immigration Act, we needed that like we needed a hole in the head.

    Replies: @Loren, @TommyD, @MarkinLA

    javits
    celler
    hart

    with teddy and lyndon as front men.

  25. @Female in FL
    1965 Immigration Act, we needed that like we needed a hole in the head.

    Replies: @Loren, @TommyD, @MarkinLA

    They’ll look back in history and point to the 1965 Immigration Act as the beginning of the end for the white population and America. Whites were around 90% of the population back then. Now we’re hovering around 60%.

    Can we reverse it if we get our birth rates up? Is it even possible? Whites are being brainwashed into not having kids while it’s a god damn lifestyle and way of life for minorities.

    • Agree: bruce county
    • Replies: @anonymous
    @TommyD

    About 10% of newborns are mixed race with either one white parent or a multiracial parent with some white ancestry. The future is complete race mixing. Thinking in stark racial categories about the newest demographics is outdated.

    Replies: @Jim in Jersey

    , @SMK
    @TommyD

    Who'll "look back"? Answer: the nonwhite-majority who replaced the ex-white majority? They'll "look back" and laugh and cheer as whites becme an increasingly smaller, weaker, dispossessed, and persecuted minority.

  26. @Dweezil the Weasel
    @Realist

    True that. Most whites are clueless morons. I have dealt with them for years as a Peace Officer and again as a substitute teacher. Sadly, there are quite a few of them in my own family circle which I am still trying to shake awake. But, as far as the Mango Emporer is concerned, do not count him out just yet. There are plenty of US citizens of color, especially in the Black Community who get it. When I worked In SoCal, they recognized the threat posed by the unchecked numbers of illegals swarming across the border. Whole neighborhoods in the city of Compton, which was almost 90% black, were taken over by the Hispanics.
    Regardless of how you feel about the POTUS, the Dead Elephant Party, or politics in general, there is no way any of us are voting our way out of this mess. For a quick read, go to the JOHN GALT SHENDANDOAH website and see if you can find his blogvel: THE DAY THE DOLLAR DIED. We are almost at an economic tipping point. Ignore it at your own peril. Get prepared and stay vigilant.

    Replies: @ShermanFan

    +1000 Dweezil

    The economic perfect storm is lurking and many are doing their level best to postpone it.

    Read that again: postpone, NOT avoid it.

    Praytell why, Sherm?
    Well, a National and global reset benefits the money changers who have positioned themselves as too big to fail, only to swoop in when you panic and buy.

    Nationalizing all tax deferred retirement accounts is going to happen, they just need enough Progressives and a big enough crisis. That puts our global position back on top. They guarantee (via taxes) a rate of return, no where near the 11% historical S&P long average, but when rates are 0-3, or even negative, 5-6% ain’t bad.
    Energy issues? Yes. It might be $150-200 a bbl on the world market, we can “price control” domestic production to $100, virtually all domestic sources are profitable (investment vehicles) and we undercut the world market, so people are happy.
    Electricity? Watch how fast we go back to coal and grow natural gas…
    Food, goods, USA made will be the growth industry.
    2 income families will be rare, home prices with crater, auto sales will evaporate, restaurants, hotels, travel all discretionary spending collapses.

    All of this to say: get YOUR house in order. Pay off debt, sell the McMansion, the Escalade, cancel the swim-tennis club, etc.

    Who survived the Great Depression 1? Those who weren’t in debt, had stores of money (gold, silver, coins, paper) food, supplies, could work a variety of jobs, and didn’t panic.

    Who will survive GD 2? The same folks.

  27. @Jonah Kyle
    If you have not closed on a bugout location, do it by this summer. In addition, buy an EMT-proof 4-wheel drive to be able to get to the location, including enough gas in tanks, and make damn sure its always in tip-top condition if you use it regularly.

    Bugout location should have gun lockers (old-school, no electronic locks) or, if possible, a fortified armory room. You should be buying ammo as often as you can, and if you can afford it, a new weapon at least every other month. Note that you should have a core set of weapons depending on use, then purchase duplicate weapons to increase standardization and ease of maintenance, training, and operability. Include maintenance support items for at least a three-year period through sustained use for each weapon. Keep in mind that after SHTF day/week/month, every liberal is automatically designated for termination with extreme prejudice. Not all of them will require bullets as their response to any aggression will be relatively nil.

    2020: If Trump wins, and maintains the Senate: you have a 2-year reprieve from the Transformation. Maintain your weapons and ammunition buying rates, and concentrate on sustenance items such as medical, food/vitamin sources, and tactical gear. If you haven't done so, get that EMT-compliant vehicle.

    However, if Trump wins but loses the Senate (including potential rollover non-support from Marked-as-Traitor Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski, among others), then consider the Transformation fully underway at the federal level, and the timeline becomes more solidified. There is no reprieve, though the Transformation will not accelerate as fast as it could under a Democrat axis regime controlling the presidency and both chambers of Congress.

    And if Trump loses in 2020 and the Senate flips, the transformation will initially steamroll, the rumble like a freight train trampling all American values and Constitutional protections. At that time, it's bugout and full war on liberals. For at this point, they will not just be the opposition, but they will be the enemy combatants.

    Make NO mistake. They already consider YOU the enemy combatants. Right now. And if they could, they would kill you. Right now. This instant. Period.

    Replies: @ShermanFan

    I will add… move to a state that is solidly red and make friends.

    But, keep this in mind as well:

    If worst-case, Trump loses, House and Senate go Dem, they must rocket ship fire the economy into the toilet before Jan, and even if they do, there are volumes of statistical evidence that support when a Republican is defeated and Democrat elected, the market does not respond favorably in the interval between election and Oath of Office. A flip of both houses of Congress and the death of Buzzy G will signal the days or yore are gone.

    Conversely, in a best case, MAGA continues, we keep the senate and gain the house, they – the banksters – will destroy the economy before the 2022 midterms and then, game-over. If this happens, Buzzy G can’t hang 3.5-4 years, so Trump will get to replace her, but that victory is rather short lived as Thomas is getting up there.

    Trumps best impact has been through the judiciary and his appointments. We’re slowly undoing the Clinton and Obama damage, but it won’t mater long-term.

    Will we go full Venezuela? Probably not, but like Japan with nearly 2 decades of flaccid economic returns, like the EU overrun with criminal migrants, or some new normal Democratic-Socialism where the state determine who works, who lives, and who dies.

    Get out of debt. Period. If you have no debt, and they take your savings, you’re still better off than if you had debt.

    I say that, to say this, how are they (the Dems, banksters, Joos) going to prevent the woke from liquidating, even at a loss, retirement investments prior to nationalizing the accounts? Think the market is bad NOW?

    But, if they take POST TAX savings and investments, this goes hot quickly. They can only even consider tax deferred accounts, anything else is pure theft, and SCOTUS ain’t been kind about that-admittedly in the past.

    Again, best case we get a temporary reprieve.
    Worst-case, full libtard joobian socialism.
    Nightmare-case: forget GD2, CW2 and it is by neighborhood.

  28. Or is this samizdat? Squash the vote disinformation?

  29. @neutral
    @Sick of Orcs


    We gave the Orange Buffoon the WH and Congress was R-majority for two years during which time they didn’t do a goddamned thing
     
    It was already too late then, even if they built the wall etc. The youth demographic was already majority non white then and past the point of no return. My guess the last chance to save whites was in the 1980s, but then that conservative hero Reagan supported an amnesty.

    Replies: @Sick of Orcs, @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco, @Joseph Doaks

    Reagan traded the dreadful 1986 amnesty–perhaps the 4th worse decision in the history of the USA behind #3, importing Africans, #2 the 1965 Hart-Celler immigration (treason) act and #1 giving women the vote–for “increased border security.” Shocker: we never got it.

    Reagan also agreed to some higher taxes in exchange for spending cuts. Shocker: we never got the cuts. This was a demoshit-controlled congress.

    It’s easier to forgive Reagan his errors now that the Uniparty is common knowledge and retardicans of the time were sabotaging him and us.

    It was already too late then, even if they built the wall etc. The youth demographic was already majority non white then and past the point of no return. My guess the last chance to save whites was in the 1980s, but then that conservative hero Reagan supported an amnesty.

    You are correct it’s too late to fix immigration, but ONLY because in Current Year we as a nation don’t have the will, drive, courage, esprit de corps to do what must be done.

    A country committed to freeing its citizens from 50 million freeloading criminal invaders would rapidly deport all of them, end birthright citizenship (which was never the law) and shoot anyone who crossed its borders. Make no mistake, it would be a civil war with illegals and shitlibs on one side and a brutal but legitimate government on the other.

    Unfortunately today the one side has illegal invaders, traitorous shitlibs and an evil globalist government.

  30. @Female in FL
    1965 Immigration Act, we needed that like we needed a hole in the head.

    Replies: @Loren, @TommyD, @MarkinLA

    Ronad Reagan was the real destroyer of America. Without his amnesty and refugees from Central America, the 1965 Act means very little. Because of him, massive amounts of chain migration that was allowed in 1965 now had roots.

    Hopefully, some day, people will realize what a POS he really was.

    • Replies: @Augustus
    @MarkinLA

    Reagan may have made a mistake with amnesty, but he trusted it would be the last amnesty. I made mistakes, some very bad ones, frequently in my life, but I suppose I am the only one. Reagan didn't have a majority of both houses for more than a couple of years.

    In Reagan's defense he ended the hostage crisis, brought down double digit inflation, and contrast his actions with the Savings and Loan crisis with the actions of Bush and Obama during the Banking crisis. Bush and Obama kept bad Banks and companies afloat, but at what costs to every American household with regards to enlarging the National Debt. You are now in fear for your bank deposits and retirement funds. Reagan let the failures go under along with their executives.

    I live in Illinois. Do any of you? Remember these names: Concordia S&L, Pioneer S&L, even Tslman Federal and it's hundreds of branches. I helped shut them all down as part of my job back in the '80s. Reagan made sure NOT ONE SINGLE DEPOSITOR LOST ONE CENT!!! He didn't look out for the S&Ls but the depositors. How often has anyone looked out for the real America s since Reagan?

    Replies: @MarkinLA, @D-FENS

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @MarkinLA


    Ronad Reagan was the real destroyer of America.
     
    Because he listened to Simpson and Mazzoli and O'Neill-- the latter staunch defenders of the unions and welfare system you celebrate? At least Reagan wavered. And warned. Where was O'Neill's warning? It was pure celebration.

    Without his amnesty...
     
    It wasn't an "amnesty", and it wasn't his. Legislation originates in Congress. (Civics 101.) He just went with the wrong half of his divided coalition on this. What did your coalition do about it? Where did your union stand?

    Reagan's main influence on the abortion bill he stupidly signed in your stupid state was to remove "fetal deformity" as a valid reason for a hospital committee-- not the mother, who still didn't have "choice"-- to permit the "procedure" in their facilities. He still regretted signing it. As with the divorce bill sent him by the ABA. (No, not Rick Barry's.)

    I realize you believe Reagan worse than Hitler-- you have to, given your assumptions-- but few of the rest of us feel that way.

    Replies: @MarkinLA

  31. @neutral
    @Sick of Orcs


    We gave the Orange Buffoon the WH and Congress was R-majority for two years during which time they didn’t do a goddamned thing
     
    It was already too late then, even if they built the wall etc. The youth demographic was already majority non white then and past the point of no return. My guess the last chance to save whites was in the 1980s, but then that conservative hero Reagan supported an amnesty.

    Replies: @Sick of Orcs, @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco, @Joseph Doaks

    True , the demographics situation would not change much even if the wall was completed and he cut legal immigration by 90% and deported the million dreamers.

    In 2017 the majority of children under the age of 10 were non-white and whites have been a minority of public school students since 2016.

    Trump never had the support of the GOP and most Republicans in Congress favor increased immigration. So any immigration bill which will reduce legal immigration has no chance of getting to the Presidents desk even if Americans vote to restore the Republican majority in the House.

  32. @neutral
    @Sick of Orcs


    We gave the Orange Buffoon the WH and Congress was R-majority for two years during which time they didn’t do a goddamned thing
     
    It was already too late then, even if they built the wall etc. The youth demographic was already majority non white then and past the point of no return. My guess the last chance to save whites was in the 1980s, but then that conservative hero Reagan supported an amnesty.

    Replies: @Sick of Orcs, @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco, @Joseph Doaks

    I rather got the impression that Reagan reluctantly signed the amnesty because he was convinced he would get enhanced enforcement afterwards. Congress betrayed him.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    @Joseph Doaks

    According to an article on Breitbart (I would never buy or read that idiotic book) in "Letters from Reagan" there were copies of letters Reagan sent to members of Congress thanking them for helping get that legislation through. Pat Buchanan has even wrote that he supported it (meaning Pat himself) then.

    Nobody betrayed Reagan, he never made enforcement an issue. Reagan was a boot-lick for corporate interests. The amnesty was chock full of easily discernable fraud and his administration (and GHWBs) did nothing.

  33. At this point, who cares? Trump hasn’t done shit to tackle Big Tech monopoly, and he’s now attacking Iran. And white cuck morons are cheering.

  34. congress passed the SECURE Act this year, which is the first step to raiding retirement accounts. foolishly, Republicans signed on to this. initially the new rules are not terrible, but most political movement these days is incremental. by 2030 at the latest, after Democrats take permanent monopoly over America 2.0, look for them to unilaterally raid the retirement accounts of older Americans,. they will begin passing new laws that pass on party line votes in Congress, signed into law by the Democrat President, with the implicit goal being to transfer the money from europeans to everybody else.

    since my family estate is not peanuts, i’m already involved in the changing the long term planning of our net worth, explicitly with an eye towards the coming Democrat political majority and their elected officials going after my family’s hard won money and real estate.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
    @prime noticer

    Yikes!  Do you have any links summarizing this abomination?

    Replies: @PO'd in PG County

    , @Anonymous
    @prime noticer

    Have you ever heard of Bitcoin?

    Replies: @MarkinLA

    , @Anon7
    @prime noticer

    My wife asks me how much we need for retirement, and I don't know what to say. Certainly, you need enough to get through, let's say, the 2028 election. But after that, when the Dems control all branches of government, they'll just take what you have. They'll put it in a pile at the border to attract new voters. What would stop them?

    They already do it, as much as they can. Every time you see tiny little refugee woman with a little kid in tow, begging for asylum ("won't you please help?"), just think of the $200,000 that little kid will cost in your public school. That one is down to the 1981 Supreme Court, and can't be stopped with an ordinary law.

  35. @TommyD
    @Female in FL

    They'll look back in history and point to the 1965 Immigration Act as the beginning of the end for the white population and America. Whites were around 90% of the population back then. Now we're hovering around 60%.

    Can we reverse it if we get our birth rates up? Is it even possible? Whites are being brainwashed into not having kids while it's a god damn lifestyle and way of life for minorities.

    Replies: @anonymous, @SMK

    About 10% of newborns are mixed race with either one white parent or a multiracial parent with some white ancestry. The future is complete race mixing. Thinking in stark racial categories about the newest demographics is outdated.

    • Replies: @Jim in Jersey
    @anonymous

    Not sure where you’re getting your stats from. I’m sure the numbers are up from the old days but I would question 10% mixed race.

    That would suggest all the commercials are real and that there’s a mixed race couple on every corner.

  36. SMK says: • Website
    @Eric135
    After decades of advocating for replacement level immigration, the WSJ is finally recognizing its effect on the Republican Party.

    Wow! How stupid is that?

    Not as stupid as the Republican Party, which is still in love with open borders -- all because it wants cheap labor and bigger profits for Big Business.

    That gravy train is about to end.

    Democrats are going to tax those corporate profits out of existence. They'll have to in order to support migrants who will sucking up various kinds of welfare.

    Good job, America! Democrat, Republican -- doesn't matter what party you've voted for. You've screwed yourselves and your children.

    Congratulations! Idiots!

    Replies: @SMK, @David In TN

    Yes, how ironic that this article should appear in the (“there shall be open borders”) WSJ -which, for decades, amongst Repubicans, “cucks,” neocons, libertarians, has been the regnant juornalistic and intellectual advocate and cheerleader for massive legal and illegal immigration and “the great replacement” of whites. And many if not most of those above hate Trump and want him to lose even if it means the suicide of the Republican party.

    • Agree: Eric135
  37. @TommyD
    @Female in FL

    They'll look back in history and point to the 1965 Immigration Act as the beginning of the end for the white population and America. Whites were around 90% of the population back then. Now we're hovering around 60%.

    Can we reverse it if we get our birth rates up? Is it even possible? Whites are being brainwashed into not having kids while it's a god damn lifestyle and way of life for minorities.

    Replies: @anonymous, @SMK

    Who’ll “look back”? Answer: the nonwhite-majority who replaced the ex-white majority? They’ll “look back” and laugh and cheer as whites becme an increasingly smaller, weaker, dispossessed, and persecuted minority.

  38. @unit472
    At some point ( could be this summer) the Democrat Party is going to have to break up. There is just no way Muslims, Black Baptists and LGBTQ ideologies can co exist. There aren't enough 'goodies' or patronage positions to hand out anymore. The GOP only has the cleavage point between the McCain/Romney wing and its base and there aren't that many neocons outside the Beltway and even fewer sleazeball private equity asset strippers.

    Let the Democrats carry California by 3 to 1.Doen't improve their electoral college count. The problem in 2020 maybe in Florida. Trump only carried the state by 100,000 votes in 2016. Since then Hurricane Maria sent that many and then some Puerto Ricans scurrying off their island to Orlando. They won't be going back. Even worse, the voters passed and initiative allowing convicted felons to vote. There are close to a million of those in the state. The legislature stymied that bit of insanity by requiring a felon to pay off his/her fines, restitution judgements and court costs before they can register but guess what, the Democrats have set up an organization to do just that. They won't pay just anyone's fines either but select promising negro voters who don't owe too much and can be expected to repay the party. Since paying off the fines also allows these criminals to get a drivers license they will be grateful and will do as they are told.

    Replies: @USA 1943

    Also Judges wave fines, court cost’s etc. if the criminal is unlikely to be able to pay it.

  39. @prime noticer
    congress passed the SECURE Act this year, which is the first step to raiding retirement accounts. foolishly, Republicans signed on to this. initially the new rules are not terrible, but most political movement these days is incremental. by 2030 at the latest, after Democrats take permanent monopoly over America 2.0, look for them to unilaterally raid the retirement accounts of older Americans,. they will begin passing new laws that pass on party line votes in Congress, signed into law by the Democrat President, with the implicit goal being to transfer the money from europeans to everybody else.

    since my family estate is not peanuts, i'm already involved in the changing the long term planning of our net worth, explicitly with an eye towards the coming Democrat political majority and their elected officials going after my family's hard won money and real estate.

    Replies: @Mr. Rational, @Anonymous, @Anon7

    Yikes!  Do you have any links summarizing this abomination?

    • Replies: @PO'd in PG County
    @Mr. Rational

    My understanding of the SECURE act, is that the biggest issue is that it eliminates the "stretch IRA" provision for non-spousal heirs. So, if you die and have a child, grandchild, etc who inherits your IRA, the funds have to be completely paid out in 10 years. That's going to mean fairly large chunks of money that, if it's a sizeable IRA, could push them into a higher tax bracket.

    The way it had been, if you inherited an IRA, you had to start taking required minimum distributions, but based on your own life expectancy, so the drawdown period could be much longer, resulting in smaller RMDs, less in taxes each year, and the opportunity for the remainder of the IRA to continue to grow, tax free.

    Since white people are most likely more likely to have a sizeable IRA than people of color, could we argue that it unfairly targets whites? Isn't that a form of "disparate impact"?

    Replies: @Glock45

  40. Depressing, Pat Buchanan has been saying this for a long time, If Whites had a Monolithic vote like most groups, it would bide time, but it seems like most of the anti White hate comes from other Whites, and the worst part is it looks like they will go down without a fight, maybe Japan dominates the World even though their population is dropping rapidly, China will likely dominate before that, other than Japan and the Western Euro countries every Country is a Sh__hole horrible.

  41. @Mr. Rational
    @prime noticer

    Yikes!  Do you have any links summarizing this abomination?

    Replies: @PO'd in PG County

    My understanding of the SECURE act, is that the biggest issue is that it eliminates the “stretch IRA” provision for non-spousal heirs. So, if you die and have a child, grandchild, etc who inherits your IRA, the funds have to be completely paid out in 10 years. That’s going to mean fairly large chunks of money that, if it’s a sizeable IRA, could push them into a higher tax bracket.

    The way it had been, if you inherited an IRA, you had to start taking required minimum distributions, but based on your own life expectancy, so the drawdown period could be much longer, resulting in smaller RMDs, less in taxes each year, and the opportunity for the remainder of the IRA to continue to grow, tax free.

    Since white people are most likely more likely to have a sizeable IRA than people of color, could we argue that it unfairly targets whites? Isn’t that a form of “disparate impact”?

    • Replies: @Glock45
    @PO'd in PG County

    Since white people are most likely more likely to have a sizeable IRA than people of color, could we argue that it unfairly targets whites? Isn’t that a form of “disparate impact”?

    Nice try!! But....c'mon now. We all should know that, since only whites have sizeable IRAs, having sizeable IRAs is just one more indicator of systemic racism and oppression of blacks.

    I mean, what else could possibly explain why blacks, on average, have literally zero net worth, have zero stashed away for retirement (wait, did I say "retirement"?? From what??) and instead literally blow every last dime they acquire on bling.

    Surely white people are to blame!!

  42. @Eric135
    After decades of advocating for replacement level immigration, the WSJ is finally recognizing its effect on the Republican Party.

    Wow! How stupid is that?

    Not as stupid as the Republican Party, which is still in love with open borders -- all because it wants cheap labor and bigger profits for Big Business.

    That gravy train is about to end.

    Democrats are going to tax those corporate profits out of existence. They'll have to in order to support migrants who will sucking up various kinds of welfare.

    Good job, America! Democrat, Republican -- doesn't matter what party you've voted for. You've screwed yourselves and your children.

    Congratulations! Idiots!

    Replies: @SMK, @David In TN

    Around 1994, Bill Kristol and others were telling Republicans “Hispanic immigrants are natural conservatives.” Circa 2003, Kristol said the GOP has to move left because of the increased Hispanic vote,.

  43. @anonymous
    @TommyD

    About 10% of newborns are mixed race with either one white parent or a multiracial parent with some white ancestry. The future is complete race mixing. Thinking in stark racial categories about the newest demographics is outdated.

    Replies: @Jim in Jersey

    Not sure where you’re getting your stats from. I’m sure the numbers are up from the old days but I would question 10% mixed race.

    That would suggest all the commercials are real and that there’s a mixed race couple on every corner.

  44. @Joseph Doaks
    @neutral

    I rather got the impression that Reagan reluctantly signed the amnesty because he was convinced he would get enhanced enforcement afterwards. Congress betrayed him.

    Replies: @MarkinLA

    According to an article on Breitbart (I would never buy or read that idiotic book) in “Letters from Reagan” there were copies of letters Reagan sent to members of Congress thanking them for helping get that legislation through. Pat Buchanan has even wrote that he supported it (meaning Pat himself) then.

    Nobody betrayed Reagan, he never made enforcement an issue. Reagan was a boot-lick for corporate interests. The amnesty was chock full of easily discernable fraud and his administration (and GHWBs) did nothing.

  45. @MarkinLA
    @Female in FL

    Ronad Reagan was the real destroyer of America. Without his amnesty and refugees from Central America, the 1965 Act means very little. Because of him, massive amounts of chain migration that was allowed in 1965 now had roots.

    Hopefully, some day, people will realize what a POS he really was.

    Replies: @Augustus, @Reg Cæsar

    Reagan may have made a mistake with amnesty, but he trusted it would be the last amnesty. I made mistakes, some very bad ones, frequently in my life, but I suppose I am the only one. Reagan didn’t have a majority of both houses for more than a couple of years.

    In Reagan’s defense he ended the hostage crisis, brought down double digit inflation, and contrast his actions with the Savings and Loan crisis with the actions of Bush and Obama during the Banking crisis. Bush and Obama kept bad Banks and companies afloat, but at what costs to every American household with regards to enlarging the National Debt. You are now in fear for your bank deposits and retirement funds. Reagan let the failures go under along with their executives.

    I live in Illinois. Do any of you? Remember these names: Concordia S&L, Pioneer S&L, even Tslman Federal and it’s hundreds of branches. I helped shut them all down as part of my job back in the ’80s. Reagan made sure NOT ONE SINGLE DEPOSITOR LOST ONE CENT!!! He didn’t look out for the S&Ls but the depositors. How often has anyone looked out for the real America s since Reagan?

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    @Augustus

    This constant "Reagan was deceived" nonsense has to stop and people have to wise up.

    How could Reagan have assumed any amnesty would be the last one? Obviously, the Mexicans didn't think that way. Did he ever do anything to mitigate the disaster he brought onto this country once all the reports of fraud came out? Immigration was NOT a Reagan issue and he never even contemplated the damage bringing in large amounts of people unlike those already here could have. He was a blind fool who believed everybody was an American just waiting to get out. He believed the drivel about America that he spewed.

    HE created the S&L crisis by him deregulating the thrifts under the Garn - St Germain Act. Then he gutted the capability of the Office of Thrift Supervision such that they kept bad thrifts afloat and spread the disease by making healthy thrifts take over the bad ones. This is how the healthy S&Ls in California were made insolvent - they were given deals (later revoked by Congress) to take over S&Ls in Texas and Florida. Once the losses could no longer be carried on the books and written off slowly, the thrifts were insolvent.

    The idea that the RTC paid for itself or made money is one of those things that is highly suspect. How much of our current bailout id technically off the books by having the FED buy up all those bad loans the banks have at full value and covering up the losses.

    The inflation was broken by Paul Volcker, who was appointed by Jimmy Carter. Carter cut his own throat because he knew Volcker was going to drive interest rates so high it would incude a recesssion. The recession just lasted much longer than Carter probably thought it would.

    Reagan was a disaster for this country who's administration was just like a financial bubble. Reagan enjoyed all the good parts of the bubble. The rest of us are suffering the bust.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garn–St._Germain_Depository_Institutions_Act

    Replies: @Augustus

    , @D-FENS
    @Augustus

    Reagan didn’t end the Iranian hostage crisis. There’s pretty convincing evidence that Reagan’s associates made a deal to retain the hostages until Reagan was president. Similar to what Nixon’s people did to encourage the South Vietnamese to boycott the Paris peace talks to tip the 1968 election to Nixon. There is a recording of LBJ chewing out Nixon about it. LBJ never said anything publicly since he was the biggest crook of all.

    I think Reagan was senile and didn’t know half the shit that was going on around him. There was a film clip of Reagan getting questions while mounted on a horse and you can hear his wife telling him what to say. Then again, do presidents really have all the power we think they have or are they mostly figureheads?

  46. @PO'd in PG County
    @Mr. Rational

    My understanding of the SECURE act, is that the biggest issue is that it eliminates the "stretch IRA" provision for non-spousal heirs. So, if you die and have a child, grandchild, etc who inherits your IRA, the funds have to be completely paid out in 10 years. That's going to mean fairly large chunks of money that, if it's a sizeable IRA, could push them into a higher tax bracket.

    The way it had been, if you inherited an IRA, you had to start taking required minimum distributions, but based on your own life expectancy, so the drawdown period could be much longer, resulting in smaller RMDs, less in taxes each year, and the opportunity for the remainder of the IRA to continue to grow, tax free.

    Since white people are most likely more likely to have a sizeable IRA than people of color, could we argue that it unfairly targets whites? Isn't that a form of "disparate impact"?

    Replies: @Glock45

    Since white people are most likely more likely to have a sizeable IRA than people of color, could we argue that it unfairly targets whites? Isn’t that a form of “disparate impact”?

    Nice try!! But….c’mon now. We all should know that, since only whites have sizeable IRAs, having sizeable IRAs is just one more indicator of systemic racism and oppression of blacks.

    I mean, what else could possibly explain why blacks, on average, have literally zero net worth, have zero stashed away for retirement (wait, did I say “retirement”?? From what??) and instead literally blow every last dime they acquire on bling.

    Surely white people are to blame!!

  47. @prime noticer
    congress passed the SECURE Act this year, which is the first step to raiding retirement accounts. foolishly, Republicans signed on to this. initially the new rules are not terrible, but most political movement these days is incremental. by 2030 at the latest, after Democrats take permanent monopoly over America 2.0, look for them to unilaterally raid the retirement accounts of older Americans,. they will begin passing new laws that pass on party line votes in Congress, signed into law by the Democrat President, with the implicit goal being to transfer the money from europeans to everybody else.

    since my family estate is not peanuts, i'm already involved in the changing the long term planning of our net worth, explicitly with an eye towards the coming Democrat political majority and their elected officials going after my family's hard won money and real estate.

    Replies: @Mr. Rational, @Anonymous, @Anon7

    Have you ever heard of Bitcoin?

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    @Anonymous

    And when one of those "exchanges" up and disappears in the middle of the night are you going to be one of those guys crying that the government needs to go after the bad guys and make them whole?

    I don't know how many times I have seen people on comment boards crowing about how they are hiding their assets from the government only to see those same comment boards full of whiners once an exchange disappears.

  48. “Disparate impact,” it may be, but do you think Nosenstein and the Demnigcrats will care?

  49. @Augustus
    @MarkinLA

    Reagan may have made a mistake with amnesty, but he trusted it would be the last amnesty. I made mistakes, some very bad ones, frequently in my life, but I suppose I am the only one. Reagan didn't have a majority of both houses for more than a couple of years.

    In Reagan's defense he ended the hostage crisis, brought down double digit inflation, and contrast his actions with the Savings and Loan crisis with the actions of Bush and Obama during the Banking crisis. Bush and Obama kept bad Banks and companies afloat, but at what costs to every American household with regards to enlarging the National Debt. You are now in fear for your bank deposits and retirement funds. Reagan let the failures go under along with their executives.

    I live in Illinois. Do any of you? Remember these names: Concordia S&L, Pioneer S&L, even Tslman Federal and it's hundreds of branches. I helped shut them all down as part of my job back in the '80s. Reagan made sure NOT ONE SINGLE DEPOSITOR LOST ONE CENT!!! He didn't look out for the S&Ls but the depositors. How often has anyone looked out for the real America s since Reagan?

    Replies: @MarkinLA, @D-FENS

    This constant “Reagan was deceived” nonsense has to stop and people have to wise up.

    How could Reagan have assumed any amnesty would be the last one? Obviously, the Mexicans didn’t think that way. Did he ever do anything to mitigate the disaster he brought onto this country once all the reports of fraud came out? Immigration was NOT a Reagan issue and he never even contemplated the damage bringing in large amounts of people unlike those already here could have. He was a blind fool who believed everybody was an American just waiting to get out. He believed the drivel about America that he spewed.

    HE created the S&L crisis by him deregulating the thrifts under the Garn – St Germain Act. Then he gutted the capability of the Office of Thrift Supervision such that they kept bad thrifts afloat and spread the disease by making healthy thrifts take over the bad ones. This is how the healthy S&Ls in California were made insolvent – they were given deals (later revoked by Congress) to take over S&Ls in Texas and Florida. Once the losses could no longer be carried on the books and written off slowly, the thrifts were insolvent.

    The idea that the RTC paid for itself or made money is one of those things that is highly suspect. How much of our current bailout id technically off the books by having the FED buy up all those bad loans the banks have at full value and covering up the losses.

    The inflation was broken by Paul Volcker, who was appointed by Jimmy Carter. Carter cut his own throat because he knew Volcker was going to drive interest rates so high it would incude a recesssion. The recession just lasted much longer than Carter probably thought it would.

    Reagan was a disaster for this country who’s administration was just like a financial bubble. Reagan enjoyed all the good parts of the bubble. The rest of us are suffering the bust.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garn–St._Germain_Depository_Institutions_Act

    • Replies: @Augustus
    @MarkinLA

    So you credit Carter with hiring Volcker? Do you think Carter did ANYTHING to stop double digit inflation. That's not my memory. I remember inflation rising steadily with no break through the Ford and Carter administrations. The WHOLE NATION being held hostage by the holding of hostages by Iran, and long lines at the gas pumps with rationing to boot. We came close to an inflationary meltdown of the entire nation.

    I also remember Volcker telling Reagan it would cause a lot of pain to stop the runaway inflation, because he'd have to raise interest rates. Reagan told him to proceed. Reagan was not afraid to risk the presidency to do what was right.

    As to Wikipedia as a source of truth, justice, and the American way, I only see it as another leftist propaganda tool. It's ok for fluff about celebrities or sports figure worship, but not much on political truth. It may be factual, but it just as easily could be a lie. Either way, nothing changes about what I said. NOT ONE DEPOSITOR lost money, and inefficient S&Ls went the way of the dinosaurs. There was NO BAILOUT for inefficient and risky lenders who had loaned a fortune to speculative oil drillers. That was the real problem for a great many S&Ls. They did NOT get a bailout from billions of taxpayer money as with Bush and the little community organizer.

    Replies: @MarkinLA

  50. @Anonymous
    @prime noticer

    Have you ever heard of Bitcoin?

    Replies: @MarkinLA

    And when one of those “exchanges” up and disappears in the middle of the night are you going to be one of those guys crying that the government needs to go after the bad guys and make them whole?

    I don’t know how many times I have seen people on comment boards crowing about how they are hiding their assets from the government only to see those same comment boards full of whiners once an exchange disappears.

  51. @MarkinLA
    @Female in FL

    Ronad Reagan was the real destroyer of America. Without his amnesty and refugees from Central America, the 1965 Act means very little. Because of him, massive amounts of chain migration that was allowed in 1965 now had roots.

    Hopefully, some day, people will realize what a POS he really was.

    Replies: @Augustus, @Reg Cæsar

    Ronad Reagan was the real destroyer of America.

    Because he listened to Simpson and Mazzoli and O’Neill– the latter staunch defenders of the unions and welfare system you celebrate? At least Reagan wavered. And warned. Where was O’Neill’s warning? It was pure celebration.

    Without his amnesty…

    It wasn’t an “amnesty”, and it wasn’t his. Legislation originates in Congress. (Civics 101.) He just went with the wrong half of his divided coalition on this. What did your coalition do about it? Where did your union stand?

    Reagan’s main influence on the abortion bill he stupidly signed in your stupid state was to remove “fetal deformity” as a valid reason for a hospital committee– not the mother, who still didn’t have “choice”– to permit the “procedure” in their facilities. He still regretted signing it. As with the divorce bill sent him by the ABA. (No, not Rick Barry’s.)

    I realize you believe Reagan worse than Hitler– you have to, given your assumptions– but few of the rest of us feel that way.

    • Agree: Augustus
    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    @Reg Cæsar

    At least Reagan wavered. And warned. Where was O’Neill’s warning? It was pure celebration.

    When? It was NEVER a Reagan issue and the only thing his administration did was look the other wa when all the fraud was taking place. Oh wait, it was reported that his administration killed the idea by Simpson of adding triggers to the legislation when the House Republicans were balking at it. As I stated according to Britbart the idiotic book "Letters from Reagan" shows him thanking Democrats and Republicans for getting that legislation passed.

    I realize you believe Reagan worse than Hitler– you have to, given your assumptions– but few of the rest of us feel that way.

    No, I just believe in facts and an honest assessment of this imbecile and the damage he did to this country.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  52. @prime noticer
    congress passed the SECURE Act this year, which is the first step to raiding retirement accounts. foolishly, Republicans signed on to this. initially the new rules are not terrible, but most political movement these days is incremental. by 2030 at the latest, after Democrats take permanent monopoly over America 2.0, look for them to unilaterally raid the retirement accounts of older Americans,. they will begin passing new laws that pass on party line votes in Congress, signed into law by the Democrat President, with the implicit goal being to transfer the money from europeans to everybody else.

    since my family estate is not peanuts, i'm already involved in the changing the long term planning of our net worth, explicitly with an eye towards the coming Democrat political majority and their elected officials going after my family's hard won money and real estate.

    Replies: @Mr. Rational, @Anonymous, @Anon7

    My wife asks me how much we need for retirement, and I don’t know what to say. Certainly, you need enough to get through, let’s say, the 2028 election. But after that, when the Dems control all branches of government, they’ll just take what you have. They’ll put it in a pile at the border to attract new voters. What would stop them?

    They already do it, as much as they can. Every time you see tiny little refugee woman with a little kid in tow, begging for asylum (“won’t you please help?”), just think of the $200,000 that little kid will cost in your public school. That one is down to the 1981 Supreme Court, and can’t be stopped with an ordinary law.

  53. @Augustus
    @MarkinLA

    Reagan may have made a mistake with amnesty, but he trusted it would be the last amnesty. I made mistakes, some very bad ones, frequently in my life, but I suppose I am the only one. Reagan didn't have a majority of both houses for more than a couple of years.

    In Reagan's defense he ended the hostage crisis, brought down double digit inflation, and contrast his actions with the Savings and Loan crisis with the actions of Bush and Obama during the Banking crisis. Bush and Obama kept bad Banks and companies afloat, but at what costs to every American household with regards to enlarging the National Debt. You are now in fear for your bank deposits and retirement funds. Reagan let the failures go under along with their executives.

    I live in Illinois. Do any of you? Remember these names: Concordia S&L, Pioneer S&L, even Tslman Federal and it's hundreds of branches. I helped shut them all down as part of my job back in the '80s. Reagan made sure NOT ONE SINGLE DEPOSITOR LOST ONE CENT!!! He didn't look out for the S&Ls but the depositors. How often has anyone looked out for the real America s since Reagan?

    Replies: @MarkinLA, @D-FENS

    Reagan didn’t end the Iranian hostage crisis. There’s pretty convincing evidence that Reagan’s associates made a deal to retain the hostages until Reagan was president. Similar to what Nixon’s people did to encourage the South Vietnamese to boycott the Paris peace talks to tip the 1968 election to Nixon. There is a recording of LBJ chewing out Nixon about it. LBJ never said anything publicly since he was the biggest crook of all.

    I think Reagan was senile and didn’t know half the shit that was going on around him. There was a film clip of Reagan getting questions while mounted on a horse and you can hear his wife telling him what to say. Then again, do presidents really have all the power we think they have or are they mostly figureheads?

  54. I’ve got some of my investments in life insurance policies. You can borrow against them and the federal government doesn’t like fucking with insurance policies since it’s bad for business contracts. Of course this is no guarantee of the underlying investments. Former Speaker of the House and long time pervert Denny Hastert once said that the reason we no longer declare war is because it invalidates many insurance contracts.

    The thing is you have to be in really good physical condition or young to get a good deal. Another incentive to maintain your health. See the book “Becoming Your Own Banker”.

  55. @MarkinLA
    @Augustus

    This constant "Reagan was deceived" nonsense has to stop and people have to wise up.

    How could Reagan have assumed any amnesty would be the last one? Obviously, the Mexicans didn't think that way. Did he ever do anything to mitigate the disaster he brought onto this country once all the reports of fraud came out? Immigration was NOT a Reagan issue and he never even contemplated the damage bringing in large amounts of people unlike those already here could have. He was a blind fool who believed everybody was an American just waiting to get out. He believed the drivel about America that he spewed.

    HE created the S&L crisis by him deregulating the thrifts under the Garn - St Germain Act. Then he gutted the capability of the Office of Thrift Supervision such that they kept bad thrifts afloat and spread the disease by making healthy thrifts take over the bad ones. This is how the healthy S&Ls in California were made insolvent - they were given deals (later revoked by Congress) to take over S&Ls in Texas and Florida. Once the losses could no longer be carried on the books and written off slowly, the thrifts were insolvent.

    The idea that the RTC paid for itself or made money is one of those things that is highly suspect. How much of our current bailout id technically off the books by having the FED buy up all those bad loans the banks have at full value and covering up the losses.

    The inflation was broken by Paul Volcker, who was appointed by Jimmy Carter. Carter cut his own throat because he knew Volcker was going to drive interest rates so high it would incude a recesssion. The recession just lasted much longer than Carter probably thought it would.

    Reagan was a disaster for this country who's administration was just like a financial bubble. Reagan enjoyed all the good parts of the bubble. The rest of us are suffering the bust.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garn–St._Germain_Depository_Institutions_Act

    Replies: @Augustus

    So you credit Carter with hiring Volcker? Do you think Carter did ANYTHING to stop double digit inflation. That’s not my memory. I remember inflation rising steadily with no break through the Ford and Carter administrations. The WHOLE NATION being held hostage by the holding of hostages by Iran, and long lines at the gas pumps with rationing to boot. We came close to an inflationary meltdown of the entire nation.

    I also remember Volcker telling Reagan it would cause a lot of pain to stop the runaway inflation, because he’d have to raise interest rates. Reagan told him to proceed. Reagan was not afraid to risk the presidency to do what was right.

    As to Wikipedia as a source of truth, justice, and the American way, I only see it as another leftist propaganda tool. It’s ok for fluff about celebrities or sports figure worship, but not much on political truth. It may be factual, but it just as easily could be a lie. Either way, nothing changes about what I said. NOT ONE DEPOSITOR lost money, and inefficient S&Ls went the way of the dinosaurs. There was NO BAILOUT for inefficient and risky lenders who had loaned a fortune to speculative oil drillers. That was the real problem for a great many S&Ls. They did NOT get a bailout from billions of taxpayer money as with Bush and the little community organizer.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    @Augustus

    That’s not my memory

    Then look it up and see who appointed Volcker first.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Volcker

    Either way, nothing changes about what I said. NOT ONE DEPOSITOR lost money, and inefficient S&Ls went the way of the dinosaurs.

    And NO depositors lost any money in this bailout. Who lost money were people holding bonds associated with Wall Street Banks - just like people who had non FDIC or FSLIC protected CDs or bonds (like those floated by Charles Keating's Lincoln Savings). Shareholders were also wiped out in both bailouts.

    Reagan's S&L fiasco didn't just wipe out bad thrifts. It spread the disease throughout the industry and took down healthy thrifts that had to compete with the bad ones. Every white collar criminal and sleazy real estate developer descended on the thrifts to loot them and the Reagan administration thought this was all the market doing it's magic.

    Replies: @Augustus

  56. @Reg Cæsar
    @MarkinLA


    Ronad Reagan was the real destroyer of America.
     
    Because he listened to Simpson and Mazzoli and O'Neill-- the latter staunch defenders of the unions and welfare system you celebrate? At least Reagan wavered. And warned. Where was O'Neill's warning? It was pure celebration.

    Without his amnesty...
     
    It wasn't an "amnesty", and it wasn't his. Legislation originates in Congress. (Civics 101.) He just went with the wrong half of his divided coalition on this. What did your coalition do about it? Where did your union stand?

    Reagan's main influence on the abortion bill he stupidly signed in your stupid state was to remove "fetal deformity" as a valid reason for a hospital committee-- not the mother, who still didn't have "choice"-- to permit the "procedure" in their facilities. He still regretted signing it. As with the divorce bill sent him by the ABA. (No, not Rick Barry's.)

    I realize you believe Reagan worse than Hitler-- you have to, given your assumptions-- but few of the rest of us feel that way.

    Replies: @MarkinLA

    At least Reagan wavered. And warned. Where was O’Neill’s warning? It was pure celebration.

    When? It was NEVER a Reagan issue and the only thing his administration did was look the other wa when all the fraud was taking place. Oh wait, it was reported that his administration killed the idea by Simpson of adding triggers to the legislation when the House Republicans were balking at it. As I stated according to Britbart the idiotic book “Letters from Reagan” shows him thanking Democrats and Republicans for getting that legislation passed.

    I realize you believe Reagan worse than Hitler– you have to, given your assumptions– but few of the rest of us feel that way.

    No, I just believe in facts and an honest assessment of this imbecile and the damage he did to this country.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @MarkinLA


    No, I just believe in facts and an honest assessment of this imbecile and the damage he did to this country.
     
    As far as destruction goes, he's near the bottom of twentieth-century presidents. Yes, by default.

    The year he was elected, Jimmy Carter-- the best Democratic president of the century, again, by default-- brought back draft registration and requested that women be included. How sick is that? A mark against Reagan was leaving that in place. But at least he left our girls alone!

    That historians hate Reagan is a point in his favor. They seem to favor those with the most war crimes. Harding, Coolidge, Ford, Reagan-- no respect at all.

    Replies: @MarkinLA

  57. @Augustus
    @MarkinLA

    So you credit Carter with hiring Volcker? Do you think Carter did ANYTHING to stop double digit inflation. That's not my memory. I remember inflation rising steadily with no break through the Ford and Carter administrations. The WHOLE NATION being held hostage by the holding of hostages by Iran, and long lines at the gas pumps with rationing to boot. We came close to an inflationary meltdown of the entire nation.

    I also remember Volcker telling Reagan it would cause a lot of pain to stop the runaway inflation, because he'd have to raise interest rates. Reagan told him to proceed. Reagan was not afraid to risk the presidency to do what was right.

    As to Wikipedia as a source of truth, justice, and the American way, I only see it as another leftist propaganda tool. It's ok for fluff about celebrities or sports figure worship, but not much on political truth. It may be factual, but it just as easily could be a lie. Either way, nothing changes about what I said. NOT ONE DEPOSITOR lost money, and inefficient S&Ls went the way of the dinosaurs. There was NO BAILOUT for inefficient and risky lenders who had loaned a fortune to speculative oil drillers. That was the real problem for a great many S&Ls. They did NOT get a bailout from billions of taxpayer money as with Bush and the little community organizer.

    Replies: @MarkinLA

    That’s not my memory

    Then look it up and see who appointed Volcker first.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Volcker

    Either way, nothing changes about what I said. NOT ONE DEPOSITOR lost money, and inefficient S&Ls went the way of the dinosaurs.

    And NO depositors lost any money in this bailout. Who lost money were people holding bonds associated with Wall Street Banks – just like people who had non FDIC or FSLIC protected CDs or bonds (like those floated by Charles Keating’s Lincoln Savings). Shareholders were also wiped out in both bailouts.

    Reagan’s S&L fiasco didn’t just wipe out bad thrifts. It spread the disease throughout the industry and took down healthy thrifts that had to compete with the bad ones. Every white collar criminal and sleazy real estate developer descended on the thrifts to loot them and the Reagan administration thought this was all the market doing it’s magic.

    • Replies: @Augustus
    @MarkinLA

    I didn't say Reagan hired Volcker, I asked you what Carter did to stop inflation. He never did squat. Worst 2 president's in my lifetime: Carter, and Obama

    Replies: @MarkinLA

  58. @MarkinLA
    @Reg Cæsar

    At least Reagan wavered. And warned. Where was O’Neill’s warning? It was pure celebration.

    When? It was NEVER a Reagan issue and the only thing his administration did was look the other wa when all the fraud was taking place. Oh wait, it was reported that his administration killed the idea by Simpson of adding triggers to the legislation when the House Republicans were balking at it. As I stated according to Britbart the idiotic book "Letters from Reagan" shows him thanking Democrats and Republicans for getting that legislation passed.

    I realize you believe Reagan worse than Hitler– you have to, given your assumptions– but few of the rest of us feel that way.

    No, I just believe in facts and an honest assessment of this imbecile and the damage he did to this country.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    No, I just believe in facts and an honest assessment of this imbecile and the damage he did to this country.

    As far as destruction goes, he’s near the bottom of twentieth-century presidents. Yes, by default.

    The year he was elected, Jimmy Carter– the best Democratic president of the century, again, by default– brought back draft registration and requested that women be included. How sick is that? A mark against Reagan was leaving that in place. But at least he left our girls alone!

    That historians hate Reagan is a point in his favor. They seem to favor those with the most war crimes. Harding, Coolidge, Ford, Reagan– no respect at all.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    @Reg Cæsar

    As far as destruction goes, he’s near the bottom of twentieth-century presidents. Yes, by default.

    His psychosis about "communists" drove him to stupid policies that we are dealing with today. Yes, Carter started the Afghan mess but it was stalemated by Russian helicopters until Reagan sent Stinger missiles. Are we better off today with an invigorated fundamentalist Islam? He also gave us our "refugees" from central America that we are dealing with today in terms of massive illegal immigration and legal family reunification. The majority of these people will always be low income and welfare dependent.

    I often wonder why (like the Sandanistas) MS-13 didn't name themselves after someone connected to their history. Why didn't they call themselves the Reaganistas?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  59. I have no problem with an honest discussion of Reagan and will even acknowledge the one or two things he actually did right. The tax code was a mess. It was full of stupid and idiotic deductions put in by various Senators and Representatives to get votes that only benefitted a few people in those jurisdictions. Thus, every body was constantly on the lookout for some unproductive tax scam that just moved money from one category to another.

    He also had the good sense to realize that money is money no matter whether it is earned income or capital gains. Both are handled the same by indexing the tax code. Of course, later on, the nonsense of needing “incentives” to invest and thus lower capital gains rates were put back in thanks to Wall Street money and their lackeys in government.

    There really isn’t much else I can think of. He didn’t fight for Bork (neither did the GOP) and he gave us that skunk Sandra Day O’Conner who thought her job was to ignore the Constitution and “build consensus” within SCOTUS.

    I am happy to listen to anybody with intelligent and well researched evidence for something he did well but there really isn’t much. I don’t consider flowery empty speeches and going back to Washington to forget everything he said and watching another movie in the Oval Office accomplishing things.

    He was a lucky guy who as there when the stars aligned. Vocker killed the inflation, the 16 year bear market ended because stocks were trading at 1/2 book value when book value actually meant actual physical assets, the semiconductor industry matured, and the PC became useful and computers found their way into everything. All of this would have happened no matter who was President.

  60. @Reg Cæsar
    @MarkinLA


    No, I just believe in facts and an honest assessment of this imbecile and the damage he did to this country.
     
    As far as destruction goes, he's near the bottom of twentieth-century presidents. Yes, by default.

    The year he was elected, Jimmy Carter-- the best Democratic president of the century, again, by default-- brought back draft registration and requested that women be included. How sick is that? A mark against Reagan was leaving that in place. But at least he left our girls alone!

    That historians hate Reagan is a point in his favor. They seem to favor those with the most war crimes. Harding, Coolidge, Ford, Reagan-- no respect at all.

    Replies: @MarkinLA

    As far as destruction goes, he’s near the bottom of twentieth-century presidents. Yes, by default.

    His psychosis about “communists” drove him to stupid policies that we are dealing with today. Yes, Carter started the Afghan mess but it was stalemated by Russian helicopters until Reagan sent Stinger missiles. Are we better off today with an invigorated fundamentalist Islam? He also gave us our “refugees” from central America that we are dealing with today in terms of massive illegal immigration and legal family reunification. The majority of these people will always be low income and welfare dependent.

    I often wonder why (like the Sandanistas) MS-13 didn’t name themselves after someone connected to their history. Why didn’t they call themselves the Reaganistas?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @MarkinLA

    We are better off today without a Soviet Union. (Hell, interference by Russia in our elections would be a godsend, that's how bad we've gotten.)

    SDI was the best federal program of the century. It did its job without having to be built. How economical can you get? Offering it to the USSR called their bluff. The "peace dividend" was the Reagan dividend. Just as the placid and prosperous 1950s were the Harding dividend.

    If Central Americans in LA are so bad, why aren't the unions speaking out?

    Replies: @MarkinLA

  61. @MarkinLA
    @Reg Cæsar

    As far as destruction goes, he’s near the bottom of twentieth-century presidents. Yes, by default.

    His psychosis about "communists" drove him to stupid policies that we are dealing with today. Yes, Carter started the Afghan mess but it was stalemated by Russian helicopters until Reagan sent Stinger missiles. Are we better off today with an invigorated fundamentalist Islam? He also gave us our "refugees" from central America that we are dealing with today in terms of massive illegal immigration and legal family reunification. The majority of these people will always be low income and welfare dependent.

    I often wonder why (like the Sandanistas) MS-13 didn't name themselves after someone connected to their history. Why didn't they call themselves the Reaganistas?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    We are better off today without a Soviet Union. (Hell, interference by Russia in our elections would be a godsend, that’s how bad we’ve gotten.)

    SDI was the best federal program of the century. It did its job without having to be built. How economical can you get? Offering it to the USSR called their bluff. The “peace dividend” was the Reagan dividend. Just as the placid and prosperous 1950s were the Harding dividend.

    If Central Americans in LA are so bad, why aren’t the unions speaking out?

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    @Reg Cæsar

    I worked at Hughes Aircraft Company when Reagan was President. The amount of waste was astronomical. The lack of concern for taxpayer money was everywhere. You had to waste the money or next year the budget would be cut. At the end of every year, the call went out to spend - buy a new oscilloscope or logic analyzer in case you needed one later and the budget didn't support it.

    The problem wasn't SDI, it was building old obsolete weapons like first generation Maverick missiles just to keep the production lines moving.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  62. @Reg Cæsar
    @MarkinLA

    We are better off today without a Soviet Union. (Hell, interference by Russia in our elections would be a godsend, that's how bad we've gotten.)

    SDI was the best federal program of the century. It did its job without having to be built. How economical can you get? Offering it to the USSR called their bluff. The "peace dividend" was the Reagan dividend. Just as the placid and prosperous 1950s were the Harding dividend.

    If Central Americans in LA are so bad, why aren't the unions speaking out?

    Replies: @MarkinLA

    I worked at Hughes Aircraft Company when Reagan was President. The amount of waste was astronomical. The lack of concern for taxpayer money was everywhere. You had to waste the money or next year the budget would be cut. At the end of every year, the call went out to spend – buy a new oscilloscope or logic analyzer in case you needed one later and the budget didn’t support it.

    The problem wasn’t SDI, it was building old obsolete weapons like first generation Maverick missiles just to keep the production lines moving.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @MarkinLA

    Ike's military-industrial complex at work. I bet your union didn't complain too loudly about that.

  63. @MarkinLA
    @Reg Cæsar

    I worked at Hughes Aircraft Company when Reagan was President. The amount of waste was astronomical. The lack of concern for taxpayer money was everywhere. You had to waste the money or next year the budget would be cut. At the end of every year, the call went out to spend - buy a new oscilloscope or logic analyzer in case you needed one later and the budget didn't support it.

    The problem wasn't SDI, it was building old obsolete weapons like first generation Maverick missiles just to keep the production lines moving.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Ike’s military-industrial complex at work. I bet your union didn’t complain too loudly about that.

  64. @MarkinLA
    @Augustus

    That’s not my memory

    Then look it up and see who appointed Volcker first.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Volcker

    Either way, nothing changes about what I said. NOT ONE DEPOSITOR lost money, and inefficient S&Ls went the way of the dinosaurs.

    And NO depositors lost any money in this bailout. Who lost money were people holding bonds associated with Wall Street Banks - just like people who had non FDIC or FSLIC protected CDs or bonds (like those floated by Charles Keating's Lincoln Savings). Shareholders were also wiped out in both bailouts.

    Reagan's S&L fiasco didn't just wipe out bad thrifts. It spread the disease throughout the industry and took down healthy thrifts that had to compete with the bad ones. Every white collar criminal and sleazy real estate developer descended on the thrifts to loot them and the Reagan administration thought this was all the market doing it's magic.

    Replies: @Augustus

    I didn’t say Reagan hired Volcker, I asked you what Carter did to stop inflation. He never did squat. Worst 2 president’s in my lifetime: Carter, and Obama

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    @Augustus

    I didn’t say Reagan hired Volcker, I asked you what Carter did to stop inflation.

    He appointed Vocker knowing what Volcker was going to do. WHAT did Reagan do? The same as Carter, the only difference is that appointing Carter took more guts than reappointing him when the most severe part of the recession had already passed.

  65. @Augustus
    @MarkinLA

    I didn't say Reagan hired Volcker, I asked you what Carter did to stop inflation. He never did squat. Worst 2 president's in my lifetime: Carter, and Obama

    Replies: @MarkinLA

    I didn’t say Reagan hired Volcker, I asked you what Carter did to stop inflation.

    He appointed Vocker knowing what Volcker was going to do. WHAT did Reagan do? The same as Carter, the only difference is that appointing Carter took more guts than reappointing him when the most severe part of the recession had already passed.

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